More Videos have turned up on Youtube today. Check out the new videos of Warrior, Night Ranger and Skid Row performing live at Rocklahoma.
Warrior – Fighting For the Earth
Night Ranger – Sister Christian
Skid Row – Big Guns
Hard-hitting rockers The Veer Union recently kicked off a 41-date tour with Sick Puppies and Hurt. The tour will traverse the States with stops across the Midwest, Texas and East Coast over the next few weeks before finishing up in St. Louis, Missouri on September 11th. Check out the dates below to see when The Veer Union will rock near you.
Jul 14 – Sokol Auditorium – Omaha, Nebraska
Jul 15 – Cains – Tulsa, Oklahoma
Jul 16 – Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Jul 17 – House Of Blues – Dallas, Texas
Jul 18 – House Of Blues – Houston, Texas
Jul 18 – Gary’s Spot- Tomball, Texas
Jul 19 – Midnite Rodeo – Abilene, Texas
Jul 21 – Remmingtons – Springfield, Missouri
Jul 22 – The Blue Note – Columbia, Missouri
Jul 23 – House Of Blues – Chicago, Illinois
Jul 24 – The Rave II – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Jul 25 – Piere’s – Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Jul 26 – Machine Shop – Flint, Michigan
Jul 28 – CroFoot – Pontiac, Michigan
Jul 29 – Intersections – Grand Rapids, Michigan
Jul 30 – Headliners – Toledo, Ohio
Aug 1 Edgefest @ Altamont Fairgrounds Altamont, New York
Aug 2 – Chameleon – Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Aug 4 – Crocodile Rock – Allentown, Pennsylvania
Aug 5 – The Chance – Poughkeepsie, New York
Aug 6 – Higher Ground – Burlington, Vermont
Aug 7 – The Station – Portland, Maine
Aug 8 – Ft. Benning – Columbus, Georgia (w/ HINDER)
Aug 11 – Highline Ballroom – New York, New York
Aug 12 – The Note – West Chester, Pennsylvania
Aug 13 – Recher Theatre – Baltimore, Maryland
Aug 14 – Hooligan’s – Jacksonville, North Carolina
Aug 15 – Amos Southland – Charlotte, North Carolina
Aug 16 – Shoreline – Hilton Head, South Carolina
Aug 18 – Headliners – Columbia, South Carolina
Aug 19 – The Loft – Atlanta, Georgia
Aug 25 – The Varsity – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Aug 27 – George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, Arkansas
Aug 28 – Click’s Billiards – Tyler, Texas
Sep 2 – The Boardwalk – Orangevale, California
Sep 8 – Sheep – Colorado Springs, Colorado
Sep 9 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, Colorado
Sep 11- The Pageant – St. Louis, Missouri
VH1 And LiveNation.com Present Exclusive Weekly Front-Row and Backstage Views of Tours
Beginning Friday, July 17 at 9 PM**, VH1 will debut “VH1 And LiveNation.com Present Live & Loud Fridays,” a weekly exclusive look at some of the biggest concert tours currently rocking across the nation including Def Leppard and Poison, The Fray, Nickelback and Creed.
In partnership with Live Nation, VH1 will present a rare, music lover’s perspective on these shows, delivering full, live performances of three songs from the tour featured in each episode. Each half-hour installment will also provide behind-the-scenes coverage of all of the activity that goes into a high-end show, from when the roadies first arrive at the venue to when the band steps on stage.
The series will also include interviews with the featured band at the venue, conducted by VH1’s host Michele Merkin (host of ABC’s “The Next Best Thing” and NBC’s “Star of Tomorrow.”)
* Friday, July 17 Def Leppard/Poison
* Friday, July 24 Nickelback
* Friday, July 31 The Fray
* Friday, August 7 Creed
“VH1 And LiveNation.com Present Live & Loud Fridays” will also present info on-screen about the tour and how viewers can get tickets to upcoming dates on that specific tour as well as other Live Nation tours by going to http://LiveNation.com/vh1.
“VH1 And LiveNation.com Present Live & Loud Fridays” will be produced by Michael Dempsey for Dempsey Productions and Lee Rolontz and Rick Krim for VH1.
** All times ET/PT
California rockers BULLETBOYS, have launched their official REVERB NATION and TWITTER web tools as key promotional outlets for the band. REVERB NATION will be the central promotional hub for fans to grab widgets, join the mailing list plus street teams, snatch up banners and additional promotional items to assist the band and their label in promoting the new release 10c Billionaire, due out this month on CHAVIS RECORDS.
Additionally, fans will be able to pick up exclusive material but only if they have joined up as a member of BULLETBOYS at REVERB NATION! The bands REVERB NATION site is integrated with their TWITTER site so any updates to REVERB NATION will be automatically sent to TWITTER. The band will also be making daily posts via TWITTER and blogs to REVERB NATION while on tour.
As previously reported BULLETBOYS are headed out this month in support of 10c Billionaire on a nationwide tour with FASTER PUSSYCAT beginning July 24th at the Halfway Jam in Minnesota. 10c Billionaire is now on sale for preorder – click here .
Visit www.chavisrecords.net for more information.
Stryper is back with their follow up effort to 2005’s come back effort “Reborn”. I believe their new disc, Murder by Pride is going to please a lot of fans of classic Stryper.
Michael Sweet is in fine vocal form, and Oz Fox plays some excellent guitar on this disc.
Murder By Pride kicks off with the rocking tune “Eclipse of the Son”. This song gets the disc going quickly with its high speed rhythm, and howling vocals of Michael Sweet.
“4 Leaf Clover” keeps the pace going. Oz Fox plays some killer guitar riffs on this track!
Stryper covers the Boston classic, “Peace of Mind” with guitarist Tom Scholz. This is an awesome rendition of this tune. This could easily be the best cover song of 2009.
The title track “Murder By Pride” sounds like it could have come off of the “To Hell With the Devil” album. This song will become a new Stryper hit before long.
“I Believe” has a cool modern rock vibe to it, that should help it get some radio play. This is a cool tune.
For the U.S. release, this album ends with a couple of great rockers “Everything” and “My Love”. Both of these are easily my favorites from this record. Much to my surprise, is the sound of the rocker “My Love”. The opening riffs had me headbanging immediately. This song has big guitars, and drums and that wouldn’t be out of place on a Thin Lizzy record.
The European version of this album includes the song, “My Love, My Life, My Flame”. This is a piano based ballad that was originally on the now hard to find, Michael Sweet solo disc, Touched. This is a good song, and a nice bonus to those who grab the import CD.
Murder By Pride is another solid effort by Stryper. Long time fans of the band need to get this. Recommended!
Rating: Out of 10
1. Eclipse of the Son
2. 4 Leaf Clover
3. Peace of Mind
5. The Plan
6. Murder by Pride
7. I Believe
8. Run In You
9. Love Is Why
10. Mercy Over Blame
12. My Love
13. My Love My Life My Flame
Michael Sweet – vocals
Robert Sweet – drums
Oz Fox – Guitar, background vocals
Tracy Ferrie – bass
Check out the brand new Alice In Chains video, “A Looking In View” below!
For the first time in nearly 20 years, legendary guitarist Ace Frehley has emerged to add a new exclamation point to his celebrated solo career. Scheduled for liftoff on September 15th, the original KISS guitarist’s fifth solo album, Anomaly, will be released on his own Bronx Born Records, with Rocket Science providing a full label service platform. Frehley, a long time Gibson artist, will launch his second Gibson Ace Frehley Signature Les Paul guitar with the musical instrument giant later this year. His first signature Gibson guitar (in 1997) was one of the best selling signature models of all time.
One of the most beloved personalities in rock ‘n’ roll, Frehley’s the man behind not only KISS’ iconic logo, but the all-time stadium anthem “New York Groove.” From the thunderous guitar riffs of the first single “Outer Space” to his supercharged cover of Sweet’s 1975 classic “Fox on the Run,” Anomaly includes several nods to his distinguished career. The pickup acrobatics of “Fractured Quantum” and wah-wah scourge of “Genghis Khan” (featuring backup vocals from Meat Loaf’s daughter Pearl Aday) are signature Ace. It should go without saying, but “this album has some heavy, heavy songs,” Frehley promises.cience providing a full label service platform. Frehley, a long time Gibson artist, will launch his second Gibson Ace Frehley Signature Les Paul guitar with the musical instrument giant later this year. His first signature Gibson guitar (in 1997) was one of the best selling signature models of all time.
One of the most beloved personalities in rock ‘n’ roll, Frehley’s the man behind not only KISS’ iconic logo, but the all-time stadium anthem “New York Groove.” From the thunderous guitar riffs of the first single “Outer Space” to his supercharged cover of Sweet’s 1975 classic “Fox on the Run,” Anomaly includes several nods to his distinguished career. The pickup acrobatics of “Fractured Quantum” and wah-wah scourge of “Genghis Khan” (featuring backup vocals from Meat Loaf’s daughter Pearl Aday) are signature Ace. It should go without saying, but “this album has some heavy, heavy songs,” Frehley promises.
Sister Sin has scored the opening slot for Motorhead , on a couple of dates in late August. This comes right after Sister Sin’s stint on the Faster Pussycat, Bang Tango, Bulletboys Summer Rockfest Tour.
Dates are as followes:
29th August @ Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
30th August @ House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Check out Sister Sin’s video, “On Parole” below.
Rocklahoma’s metal night last Thursday night inspired me to find some classic videos, from the bands performing.
Check out the clips below!
Leatherwolf’s “The Calling”
Saxon’s “Just Let Me Rock”
Just heard Black Spiders for the first time on the Bruce Dickinson Radio Show. Check out their video, “Stay Down” below. Good Stuff! Check them out on myspace at this link.
Tesla’s Brian Wheat was on Bruce Dickinson’s Friday Night Rock Show. If you missed the show yesterday, you can listen to the show in its entirety, at this link.
Me and the boys are happy to announce that we will open for Pretty Boy Floyd on the 6th of August. This is of course a great honor and we are very excited. Just imagine playing with bands that you have looked up to through the years. Cool Huh?!
Also, we have to excuse ourselves for not being able to answer everybody as quickly as we usually do. We are at the moment very busy. I hope you understand.
As of now we are working on our new album in between gigs. Gotta tell you that the songs are way much better than the “old” ones. Very excited.
Speaking of the old ones… Some of you have asked where you can get a hold of our first album. Heres a link to the cheapest site: CD BABY
Once again… we could not do this without you.
Other great things in the pipeline. I will inform you as soon as we know.
Check out Badmouth on myspace for tour dates and more, at this link.
Sadly, I was unable to attend the Rocklahoma Music Festival this year. Luckily, there are some videos starting to trickle in from the show. The following clips are from the Beautiful Creatures set on the side stage Thursday night. Check them out!
Beautiful Creatures – Kick Out
Beautiful Creatures – Wasted
Multi-platinum Grammy-nominated rock sensation Papa Roach has been scorching stages across the globe in support of their new release and fifth studio album Metamorphosis, which debuted at #8 on the Billboard Album Chart. Rolling Stone calls the album “hard-riffing and accessible” and Billboard lauds it as “polished and wide-ranging.” The band, which is Jacoby Shaddix (vocals), Tobin Esperance (bass), Jerry Horton (guitar) and Tony Palermo (drums), is fresh off a European run of sold out headlining and festival dates and will kick off their tour with fellow powerhouse Nickelback on July 10th at Darien Lake, NY.
In celebration of their 10 years of success, fans are treated to a decade of hit songs such as Top Ten multi-format smashes like “Last Resort,” “Forever,” “Getting Away With Murder,” “Scars” and “To Be Loved” during the electrifying live shows. Hit Parader raves, “Papa Roach’s live energy is like a pack of wild horses — unbridled and uncontainable.”
Shaddix explains, “Playing shows every night is what we’re built for. We make a club feel like an arena and we make an arena feel like a club. We’re going to tour our guts out and bring our music to fans all over the world.”
In addition to packing arenas, Papa Roach set the airwaves ablaze with Metamorphosis’ first single, the #1 Rock radio track, “Lifeline,” with second single “I Almost Told You That I Loved You” – which People Magazine called a “raunchy highlight” – fast on its heels climbing the charts.
The video for “Lifeline” shot by director Chris Sims (Queens of the Stone Age, Jimmy Eat World) was the #1 most played on Fuse and the #1 rock video on MTV2. The clip underscores the dire state of the global economy, which the band saw coming back in February 2008 when they were writing the album.
“While we were writing Metamorphosis, the band was very aware of the grave issue of our economy’s downward spiral,” says Shaddix. “It was literally right in front of us in my hometown of Sacramento with houses foreclosing and families left out in the cold, which inspired me to write the lyrics to ‘Lifeline.’ Other tracks on the album such as ‘Change or Die,’ ‘Had Enough’ and ‘March Out Of The Darkness’ also tap into the struggles so many people are facing in these difficult economic times.”
Papa Roach has been very active in support of Sacramento-based charity Loaves And Fishes, which helps the city’s homeless get food and shelter. Shaddix explains, “Sacramento has given so much to me and my band over the years, and the time is now to take care of each other.”
Papa Roach on Tour:
7/10 Darien Lake, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
7/11 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
7/14 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
7/15 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
7/17 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
7/18 Pittsburgh, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion
7/19 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
7/21 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/22 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/24 Boston, MA Comcast Center
7/25 Hartford, CT Meadows Music Theater
7/26 Oxford, ME Oxford Fairgrounds
7/28 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
7/29 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion
7/31 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
8/1 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
8/2 North Myrtle Beach, SC House Of Blues
8/8 Syracuse, NY New York State Fair
8/9 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
8/11 Clarkson, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/12 Clarkson, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/14 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
8/15 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
8/17 Birmingham, AL Verizon Wireless Music Center
8/19 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
8/21 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/22 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis
8/23 LaCrosse, WI LaCrosse Center
8/25 Englewood, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
8/26 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
8/28 Ridgefield, WA Amphitheater at Clark County
8/29 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre
8/31 Marysville, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
9/1 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
9/3 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
9/5 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
9/6 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
9/8 Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena
9/9 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
9/11 Corpus Christi, TX The Pavillion @ Concrete Street
9/12 Spring, TX Cynthia W. Mitchell Pavillion
Frontiers Records is excited to announce the worldwide release of the LYNCH MOB come back studio album entitled “Smoke And Mirrors” to be released on September 18th in Europe and October 13th in the USA.
After seventeen long years singer Oni Logan and guitar wizard George Lynch found their way back together and again show their amazing abilities in some killer new Hard Rock songs.” I would say this new record “Smoke and Mirrors”, is the record we should have put out as a follow up to “Wicked Sensation”…better late then never I guess...”, says Lynch presenting the new record.
Lynch Mob were formed by George Lynch, one of the few genuine guitar heroes of substance to emerge from the Los Angeles scene, after DOKKEN split up in 1989. The band’s first album” Wicked Sensation” went on to sell over 500,000 units in the US and featured the talents of singer Oni Logan, Anthony Esposito on bass and another former DOKKEN member Mick Brown on drums. After a tour in support of Queensryche, Logan opted out, with Robert Mason taking his place on the follow up self titled release. However Lynch and Brown eventually returned to Dokken releasing 2 studio albums until he left again in late 1997 putting together a several new incarnations of Lynch Mob and exploring new sounds with different projects.
However Oni Logan and George Lynch would found themselves again in a studio in the summer of 07. “We weren’t sure what was going to happen” recalls George, “but as soon as I heard what Oni was coming up with just off the top of his head, I knew the old chemistry was still there. So we spent many months writing. The first batch of songs had almost a Southern Rock feel to them and there was quite a bit of acoustic and slide work on those. They also had a genuine 70’s vibe. These first songs had elements reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac, Zeppelin, Black Crowes, Stones and it was all very bluesy. We lived with those songs for a while then went in and did a second round of collaboration. We had tightened up as a band after touring over the summer and we consciously wrote the newer material with the “Wicked Sensation” record in mind. So we updated the earlier songs a little and wrote a few more “adventurous” track and went in to start recording”.
Joining the new line-up are bassist Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy) and drummer Scott Coogan (Brides of Destruction, Ace Frehley). More than a band, this team is guaranteed to create one of the most explosive shows you can ever experience and shines big time on the brand new recording which is set to bring back Lynch Mob on the map of the most exciting Hard Rock bands around! “Marco Mendoza is literally a gift from Heaven” continues Lynch. “How they figured out how to stuff all that talent and goodness into one person I’ll never know. they must have made a mistake at the factory! lol… then there’s Scott Coogan on drums…. baby of the band.. he’s very solid, very “Bonhamesque”. not sure if that’s a real word!”
“Smoke and Mirrors” tracklisting includes:
21st Century Man, Smoke and Mirrors, Lucky Man, My Kind Of Healer, Time Keepers, Revolution Hero, Let The Music Be Your Master, The Fascist, Where Do You Sleep at Night?, Madly Backwards, We Will Remain, Before I Close My Eyes, Mansions In The Sky (Bonus Track).
Lynch Mob are ready to embark on a World Tour in the fall 2009 to follow up on the successful performance at the ROCKLAHOMA 2008 and to promote “Smoke and Mirrors”. “We have been expecting to go out in a support situation with a bigger act in the fall of 09 to coincide with the release of “Smoke and Mirrors” and were also expecting to visit Europe as well. It’s been way too long since I’ve played Europe and we need to tour there extensively… last time Lynch Mob toured Europe was with Queensryche… and I think that was 1991!” concludes George Lynch.
Get back to real Rock with Lynch Mob new album “Smoke and Mirrors” !
Tesla will be a guest on the Bruce Dickinson Radio Show today.
Listen to the broadcast live via the Internet between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. (midnight) U.K. time or at 4 p.m. EST in the U.S.
Bruce Dickinson’s show can be found at this link BBC.co.uk
Outlett has released a video for their cover of the Pat Benatar classic, “Invincible”.
Check it out below!
Typically, I don’t like cover discs, and I usually I like tribute CD’s even less. In most cases songs are often watered down, and rarely live up the originals. For this reason, I missed “Welcome To the Nightmare – An All Star Salute To Alice Cooper” when it was released back in 2005. As luck has it, I stumbled across this lost gem by accident, which I heard the Vince Neil and Mick Mars cover of “Cold Ethyl”. After hearing this song, I had to see this CD out. Man oh mercy, am I glad I did!
To say that this CD has an All Star cast is probably the understatement of the year. The sheer amount of talent on this CD is absolutely insane. On vocals you will find Ronnie James Dio, Bruce Dickinson, Phil Lewis, Dee Snider, Joe Elliott, Roger Daltrey, Vince Neil, Don Dokken, Dave Mustaine, and Glen Hughes. On guitar you will find, Marty Friedman, George Lynch, Mick Mars, John Norum, Zakk Wylde, Phil Collen, Adrian Smith, Slash, Paul Gilbert and Billy Duffy. Iced Earth, and Icarus Witch also complement this roster with their full band versions of the Alice Cooper classics. Amazingly, this is only a portion of the incredible talent on this disc.
What does all of this talent add up to? One cool cover CD, with some great songs that possibly one up, the iconic shock rocker they are meant to be a tribute to. The Vince Neil/Mick Mars version of “Cold Ethyl”, could easily work as a Motley Crue cover. This kick ass tune is far from the lone highlight on the CD though.
Dio howls on “Welcome to My Nightmare”, Phil Lewis and George Lynch knocks “Billion Dollar Babies” out of the park. The Joe Elliott/Phil Collen version of “Under My Wheels” could have easily been on the Def Leppard cover CD, “Yeah!”. It is better than some of the songs they released on that disc. The Icarus Witch version of “Roses on White Lace” was far better than I expected it to be. The only major disappoint to me on this disc, was Children of Bodom’s version of “Bed of Nails” that I found a little too screechy for my tastes.
As a whole, this CD rocks and I keep hitting replay, which is the sign of a great CD! “Welcome To the Nightmare” has give me all new respect for these Alice Cooper classics.
All of this great music was cool enough, but as a bonus, my copy came in a really cool, blood red, textured digipak. Very cool indeed!
You can snag copies of this CD, dirt cheap at this link. If you are an Alice Cooper fan, I highly recommend it. All others rockers ought to give this one shot. You will love it! Highly Recommended!
Rating: Out of 10
1. Welcome to My Nightmare – Ronnie James Dio/Steve Lukather
2. Dead Babies – Iced Earth
3. School’s Out – Dave Mustaine/Marty Friedman
4. Black Widow – Bruce Dickinson/Adrian Smith/Tony Franklin/Tommy Aldridge
5. Bed of Nails – Children Of Bodom
6. Go to Hell – Dee Snider/Zakk Wylde/Rudy Sarzo/Frankie Banali
7. Roses on White Lace – Icarus Witch
8. Cold Ethyl – Vince Neil/Mick Mars
9. Under My Wheels – Joe Elliott/Phil Collen
10. Elected – Steve Jones/Billy Duffy/Duff McKagan/Matt Sorum
11. No More Mr. Nice Guy – Roger Daltrey/Slash
12. Billion Dollar Babies – Phil Lewis/George Lynch
13. Eighteen – Don Dokken/John Norum
14. Only Women Bleed – Glenn Hughes/Paul Gilbert
The history of the electric guitar as seen from the point of view of three significant musicians: Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, U2’s The Edge and the White Stripes’ Jack White. It tells the personal stories, of three generations of electric guitar virtuosos. It reveals how each developed his unique sound and style of playing his favorite instrument. Concentrating on the artists musical rebellion, traveling with him to influential locations and provoking rare discussion as to how and why he writes and plays.
Coming to theaters August 14th. Check out the trailer below! For more information, please visit, itmightgetloud.com
MÖTLEY CRÜE’s summer festival tour, Crüe Fest 2, recently announced a partnership with Monster Energy to add an additional stage at this year’s festival.
The new Monster Energy Stage doubles the entertainment value at Crüe Fest 2 with five extra bands showcasing the next generation of rock, including one local band in each tour market. The performances on the Monster Energy Stage will be staggered between main stage acts creating a non-stop music event and adding to the overall festival atmosphere. With no change in ticket prices, rock fans will be given the opportunity to see ten great rock bands for the price of one.
The bands that are scheduled to perform on the Monster Energy Stage are as follows:
16 SECOND STARE
A local band will be chosen by the presenting radio station in each market contributing to the legacy of rock bands on the tour. The chosen band will open the Monster Energy Stage for a dedicated and Crüe Fest 2-sized crowd.
“It’s always been in our hearts to turn our fans onto new rock music. A second stage seems to be just what the doctor ordered for Crüe Fest 2 and gives loyal CRÜE and rock fans more for their hard earned money. See ya there,” said MÖTLEY CRÜE’s Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars, Vince Neil and Tommy Lee.
Monster Energy has dedicated its brand to live music over the years as part of major national and international festivals, specialty concert tours and substantial one-offs, in both core sponsor and associate sponsor categories utilizing on-site activation through multiple avenues. The partnership with Crüe Fest 2 marks the first time Monster Energy will have a mobile stage dedicated entirely to their brand.
“MÖTLEY CRÜE is such an iconic band with the most loyal fans in the world. In a time where it seems everything is being cut back, MÖTLEY CRÜE is giving more to its fans and at the same time giving up and coming bands exposure. Monster Energy is proud to be a part of the havoc that will be wreaked across the nation this summer,” says Brent Hamilton of Monster Energy.
The main stage at the Live Nation produced Crüe Fest 2 stars MÖTLEY CRÜE and features GODSMACK, THEORY OF A DEADMAN, DROWING POOL, and introduces CHARM CITY DEVILS. The sequel to last summer’s most successful touring festival begins its North American trek in Camden, New Jersey on July 19 and comes to an end on September 5 in Darien Lake, NY.
Courtesy of Blabbermouth.net
As most people know, Hatchet had 2 members leave the band earlier this year. After numerous tryouts with various applicants we are ecstatic to announce that Hatchet is once again COMPLETE!!!
Our new lineup is more solid than ever and we have the honor of introducing 2 new members. RYAN KING on bass who moved out here from the east coast to join our assault, and fresh new Bay Area talent, ERIC LUNDGREN on vocals.
In the wake of searching for new members, we have been hard at work on new material and are extremely stoked on what we have completed. WE have over half an album of new material and we promise that it is going to crush you harder and faster then what you have heard from us before. That being said we will be posting some new shows very soon and will be announcing the details of a full U.S tour with another great thrash act from the U.S in the next couple weeks!!! We will also be going into record 2 brand new songs late this month so stay tuned for that. Until then rest assured we are back and ready to kill. See you all very soon!
For more information on Hatchet, check out the band’s myspace page at this link.
You can buy the new Vains of Jenna single, “Get It On’ through iTunes by clicking on the image below. You can also listen to the brand new track at myspace.
These are OFFICIAL, confirmed tour dates for the upcoming US tour. More dates will be added soon.
Sept 1 – The Birchmere – Alexandria, VA
Sept 3 – World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA
Sept 4 – The Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY
Sept 6 – Infinity Hall – Norfolk, CT
Sept 8 – Tupelo Music Hall – Londonderry, NH
Sept 9 – FTC @ Stage One – Farfield, CT
Sept 12 – Rams Head Tavern – Annapolis, MD
Sept 18 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
Sept 19 – Granada Theatre – Dallas, TX
Sept 24 – The Key Club – West Hollywood, CA
Sept 26 – Berbatis Pan – Portland, OR
Sept 27 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
Oct 2 – The Magic Bag – Detroit, MI
Lobo always did have a heavy metal edge, and now the character’s got a writer to prove it.
According to Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian, he’s writing a two-issue Lobo comic for DC that is being drawn by artist Sam Kieth for release this fall.
Ian confirmed the comic in an interview with The Quietus.com, saying that writing a comic book character comes more naturally to him than writing songs.
“I have a bit of that going on with the comic book character Lobo. I find it much easier to write comic books than lyrics, actually, because it’s a natural dialogue,” Ian said. “Writing song lyrics is not natural, but over the years, I know what I need to know to get it done. I find it quite easy to capture a character and use my own personality and humor.”
“Looking at Sam Kieth art for my Lobo book. SICK!!!!” Ian posted on his Twitter page.
Ian, who hosted Rock Show for VH1 and also starred in the reality series SuperGroup, is writing the series while also promoting new albums this summer from both Anthrax and the musician’s other band, Pearl.
DCU Executive Editor Dan DiDio had announced in June that Lobo would be coming back with Sam Kieth attached, but only on art. Although the writer for the series wasn’t announced, DiDio played coy, telling Newsarama last week that the writer was someone outside the comic book industry.
“We’ve reached outside the normal circle of writers and have brought someone in who will have an excellent perspective on the character – something that’s different that’s sure to raise an eyebrow,” DiDio said.
Lobo was created by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen in 1983, becoming one of DC’s most popular comic characters during the 1990s, even appearing in the cartoon television shows Justice League and Superman: The Animated Series. The gritty-looking character, who rides on a space cycle, has extraordinary strength and an accelerated healing factor. But his real appeal often lies within the character’s humorous self-centered attitude and zest for mindless violence.
The character has enjoyed a revival recently, including appearances as a recurring character in the year-long weekly series 52 and in the two-part crossover with Batman titled Deadly Serious that Kieth wrote and drew in August 2007.
Courtesy of Newsarama.com
The cult of personality will continue on this fall, when purveyors of hard funk-rock Living Colour return with “The Chair In The Doorway” – the band’s first set of new material in nearly six years. Due September 15 on Megaforce Records, the eleven song set was recorded in numerous locations over the last few years, with a majority of the sessions taking place at Sono Studios outside of Prague in the Czech Republic.
According to lead singer Corey Glover, most of the material started coming to fruition after the band was asked to re-record “Cult of Personality” for “Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.” From there, the group fleshed out songs when on tour and while Glover had time off from touring duties as Judas in “Jesus Christ Superstar.” “We recorded everywhere. We even recorded during shows – ideas that came up during shows turned into songs,” Glover tells Billboard.com. “A lot of that turned onto [bassist] Doug [Wimbish]. Doug made up a lot of grooves; we took a lot of grooves we had from soundchecks and gigs – and he sort of codified and made a library of that stuff.”
In 1988, Living Colour made an immediate mark on the rock world with the multi-platinum debut “Vivid,” an album that yielded a Grammy for “Best Hard Rock Performance” for the song “Cult of Personality.” In 1990, the follow up album’s titular track “Time’s Up” also won in the same category. While the group slowed down considerably after 1993’s “Stain,” all the members have been active with various projects over the years. Guitarist Vernon Reid has worked with Mick Jagger, Tracy Chapman, and recently K’Naan. Drummer Will Calhoun has contributed his talents to albums by Mos Def, Kaki King, Herb Alpert, and Wayne Shorter along with his own jazz oriented releases. Wimbish has also branched out considerably, working in many different genres including sessions with the Rolling Stones, Depeche Mode, Placebo, Talib Kweli, BT, and Annie Lennox.
Glover says the perception over the years has been that Living Colour broke up and have entered a reunion stage of their career, but he’s quick to dispel those notions. “Everyone sees the video and thinks we’re a band from the eighties or we broke up or we’re not together,” he says. “But it’s not a reunion thing. In some form or another, all of us have been playing with each other. Will and Doug have a band that I would sit in every now and then. Vernon had a band that I’d come in and do some stuff. Even in those times when we weren’t together we were still playing together.”
Long time fans of the band should be pleased with the new material, as “The Chair In The Doorway” retains Glover’s signature, impassioned vocals, rounded out with a mix of hard rock, funk metal and blues-influenced arrangements. For Glover, the record’s theme revolves around sentiments of introspection. “Because we are older, we got kids – that’s the impetus for the name of the album, “The Chair In The Doorway.” Sometimes it’s the most ridiculous things are the most obvious. The most obvious thing to me is ‘Yeah we are older. Yeah we live in a post-9/11 world.’ We do have these things. But we still got to eat. I can’t let the world stop me from being me.”
Here is the track list for “The Chair In The Doorway”:
“Behind The Sun”
“Out Of Mind”
HARD ROCK NIGHTS has parted ways with ClassX due to scheduling difficulties. The host, JT Carter, unable to participate in the station’s local fundraising efforts, will no longer be airing the program on ClassX. There is no animosity between JT and ClassX; the departure was amicable and necessary. But JT still has radio in his blood, so HARD ROCK NIGHTS is looking for a new broadcasting partner.
HARD ROCK NIGHTS is a weekly radio program featuring hard rock music from the 1960s through the 21st century. On HARD ROCK NIGHTS, the listener can expect to hear both hits and album cuts from top bands such as Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Motley Crue, and Aerosmith. This is not your run-of-the-mill radio program, however. We also feature underappreciated hard rockers such as Danger Danger, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Faster Pussycat, and lesser-known headbangers like Triggerdaddy, M.O.B., Joetown and The Spider Rockets.
The host of HARD ROCK NIGHTS is a radio veteran. A graduate of Western Kentucky University’s prestigious broadcasting program with a Bachelor of Arts degree, JT has served as air talent for WRFL-FM (Lexington) and WMWX-FM (Cincinnati), program director for low-power WXMZ-FM (Hartford, KY), and program director/station manager for WWHR-FM (Bowling Green).
JT has developed a strong relationship with many public relations and promotional firms and has welcomed several high-profile guests on HARD ROCK NIGHTS in the past, including K.K. Downing (Judas Priest), Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big), Yngwie Malmsteen, and George Lynch (Dokken/Lynch Mob) among others. With an ongoing relationship with these public relations professionals, HARD ROCK NIGHTS will continue to deliver high-impact interviews with some of the biggest stars in hard rock history as well as up-and-coming artists.
JT is ready to take HARD ROCK NIGHTS to the next level and begin broadcasting in as many local markets as possible. The program is currently set up as a two-hour broadcast with three-minute local stopsets at :17, :37, and :57. We can also offer a one-hour edition of the program, and if there is enough interest, we could even add an addition hour for those seeking a to fill a three-hour timeslot. JT will record station liners and customized local promos for the program as well.
To make arrangements to begin airing HARD ROCK NIGHTS on your radio station or network, contact JT at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frontiers Records is truly excited to announce the European release on September 18th 2009 of the highly anticipated DANGER DANGER new album “Revolve” !
The new album coincides with the 20th anniversary of the classic self titled debut release for Imagine Records, a record that went on to become gold, spanning two US hit singles with the songs “Naughty Naughty” e “Bang Bang“. In just a few years, also on the strength of the follow up “Screw It”, Danger Danger became one of the most popular bands in the Melodic Hard Rock scene, touring with the likes of KISS, Extreme, Alice Cooper and Warrant among others.
However fate and the change in the music climate eventually brought changes. Danger Danger recorded indeed their 3rd album “Cockroach” which wouldn’t see the light of day until eight years later as, upon completion of the album, the band parted ways with Ted Poley. Needing a replacement, friend and former Elektra recording artist, Canadian Paul Laine stepped in re-recording all the vocals but lawsuits from the departed singer, caused Sony to decide it was in their best interest to shelve the record. Eventually, the band amicably parted ways with the label.
In 1995 Danger Danger returned with their first independent release called “Dawn”, a dark and introspective record which reflected dark chapter the band was into. However shortly thereafter Danger Danger would return to their unique sound and original melodic rock roots releasing “Four The Hard Way” in 1998 and “The Return Of The Great Gildersleeves” in 2000. Both records were greeted with stellar reviews from critics and fans the world over, further helping cement the band’s reputation.
After an eleven year absence, original vocalist Ted Poley returned to the band in 2004. The re-united band’s first show was in front of 25,000 people at the prestigious Sweden Rock Festival. Danger Danger’s performance was hailed as one of the highlights of the three day festival, garnering rave reviews from both fans and critics alike. The following years saw Danger Danger touring again the US, Europe & Japan and keeping their fan base “hot” waiting for the release of the brand new album “It feels natural to have Ted back in the band”, says founding member and bass player Bruno Ravel, “it has been like when we recorded our first album, so it was just a matter of getting to work and getting the best performances out of him and of all the other guys in the band. In retrospect I can say we managed to reach our goals, as I feel that Revolve is the best collection of songs we’ve ever assembled! There are no “filler” tracks. Having said that, the sound is a bit updated, yet still retro and very “Danger Danger” sounding. Anytime you hear Ted sing, you immediately think… “Hey, that’s Danger Danger!” and I think he has never sounded this good on any of our records!”
Danger Danger plans to tour heavily in the fall 09 and winter 2010 in support of the new album. “We know this record was long overdue and we are aware that our label Frontiers received a lot of letters asking asking “Where is the new Danger Danger CD? Why is it taking so long?” continues Bruno, “I did become a father for the first time some 15 months ago and it was a major life change and a huge adjustment for me to concentrate on this album and tend to my family’s needs at the same time. I know that’s no excuse, because we should have had the record finished before then, but that was my end of the hold up. I only hope that after listening to the new album, you’ll all feel it was worth the wait and we’re all set up to come and rock you wherever you may be !”
“Revolve” tracklisting includes:
Danger Danger 2009 are: Ted Poley (vocals), Bruno Ravel (bass), Steve West (drums) and Rob Marcello (guitars).
Doro’s back with some hard rocking, heavy metal, head banging tunes guaranteed to satisfy your inner metal demon. This German vixen, former lead singer of Warlock, proves that she still has what it takes to rock, delivering her old school style of delicious 80s metal, ushering it into 2009 with her latest release, Fear No Evil. It sounds as great today as it did more than twenty years ago.
Fear No Evil starts off with “Night of the Warlock”, which could be seen as a small shout out to her former band. The album begins with a thunder crack and a satanic voice from beyond claiming how there’s no running away and the time is now. Cue the evil laughter which breaks into the pound of (former Britny Fox drummer) Johnny Dee’s drums and Joe Taylor’s guitar riffs. Doro is back and she’s here to deliver. Night of the Warlock is an excellent opening track and a great way to reconnect with a long lost friend in the form of a heavy metal vixen. This song sets the stage for what’s to come and is a killer introduction to Fear No Evil.
“Celebrate” is hands down the best song on the entire disc and could fight for best song of the summer. This is a highway cruising, top down, fist in the air, bang your head, metal infused, joy fest of a song! The simple back beat with choppy guitar riffs and a chanted chorus of “we celebrate our love for rock and metal…” just makes this a fun song. And that’s why it is so great; it’s so much fun to listen to and to sing along with.
While “Celebrate” is the best song on the disc, “Caught in a Battle” may be the worst. Perhaps it is hard to follow the amazing song that preceded it, but this tune just falls apart from the opening note.
Things fix themselves with “Herzblut“, a nifty little song that finds Doro singing in her native German tongue. While I’m not exactly sure what she is singing about, or saying, the tune is catchy. A slow building intro that leads into the crashing metal sounds of drums and guitars with just the right amount of keyboards and bass, this is a modern day power ballad on steroids.
What makes Fear No Evil so exceptional is the exquisite supporting cast that Doro surrounds herself with. We all know that Doro can sing like no other heavy metal woman, but when her vocals are blended with the amazing guitar work of Joe Taylor and the time is kept perfectly by Johnny Dee, the music is raised to heights that seldom can achieve.
Doro still has the talent and the ability to sing like no other woman in the metal world. If you’re a fan of 80s rock, heavy metal, and/or women who rock, you’ll want to get your hands on a copy of Fear No Evil. It’s rock done right by a woman who has rocked for many years and can still bring the goods.
Rating: Out of 10
- Night of the Warlock
- Running from the Devil
- Caught In a Battle
- On the Run
- Walking With the Angels
- I Lay My Head upon My Sword
- It Kills Me
- Long Lost For Love
- 25 Years
Doro Pesch – Vocals
Joe Taylor – Guitar
Nick Douglas – Bass
Oliver Palotai – guitar/keys
Johnny Dee – Drums
Reviewed by Ryo Vie
On Friday July 10 Brand New Sin will celebrate their 4th album release at Mac’s Bad Art Bar at 1799 Brewerton Road in Mattydale, NY. The new album, “Distilled” represents the bands first independent release and the debut of founding member and songwriter Kris Weichmann as lead singer. It is available at http://brandnewsin.com on July 8th. In addition to performances from Brand New Sin, Torment the Vein and The Born Again Rebels will also be on hand to celebrate their friends’ newest accomplishments.
Brand new sin will also be playing an unplugged performance at the Hot Topic at the Great Northern Mall (Rt, 31 Clay, NY) from 6-7 FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2009.
July 8 – CD Release – “Distilled” July 10 – Hot Topic Great Northern Mall
July 10 – CD Release Party at Mac’s Bad Art Bar – Mattydale, NY
July 11 – Lucky’s – Cortland, NY July 17 – Hot Topic Watertown Mall – Watertown, NY
July 17 – Adams Hotel – Adams, NY
July 23 – Looney Tunes CD Store – Long Island
July 24 – Uncle Mike’s – Manhattan
July 25 – Uncle Mike’s – Manhattan
NEW SINGLE: “SUMMERTIME” is now streaming on Myspace and Reverbnation http://myspace.com/brandnewsin